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2017 Changes in School Vaccine Requirements

By Rotimi Adesina, M.D. (third year pediatric resident), and June Elcock-Messam, M.D. The national immunization program aimed at protecting children and adolescents from vaccine preventable diseases continues to be one of the most impressive examples of preventive medicine in the United States. Organizations that collaborate over this program include the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the Committee on Infectious Diseases of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American …Read More

Is There a Gender Bias in Medicine?

By Mian A. Jan, MD, FACC, FSAI President of the Chester County Medical Society I was reading TIME magazine recently and came across an article about the Supreme Court of the United States. Authors analyzed Supreme Court’s oral arguments from 2004 to 2015 and created a data set of all the interruptions by justices and advocates; data revealed female judges were much more frequently interrupted. Between 2011 and 2015 female …Read More

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection primarily transmitted by Ixodes ticks, also known as deer ticks, and on the West Coast, black-legged ticks. These tiny arachnids are typically found in wooded and grassy areas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease in the United States every year. However, because diagnosing Lyme can be difficult, many people who actually have Lyme may …Read More

Redistricting Reform

How a Citizens Commission Can End Gerrymandering, Return Sanity to our Political Process and Even Improve Our Economy It has famously been described as Goofy kicking Donald Duck. Is it a cartoon drawing? A Rorschach inkblot test? No, it’s Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District, one of the most gerrymandered congressional districts in the country. It stretches, dips, cuts, and curves in a highly contorted fashion over five separate counties, lumping together …Read More

Magazines in Reception Rooms

I love going into an office or a business and seeing one of our niche market specialty magazines there. Sometimes they are displayed nicely on a coffee table or a magazine rack on the wall, while other times they might be in a pile with a bunch of other magazines. Either way, I make a point of looking for them. I guess this is a habit I picked up years …Read More

Lehigh County Health & Medicine Magazine Newest Hoffmann Publication

Lehigh County Health & Medicine is the newest Hoffmann publication to hit the streets. Published for the Lehigh County Medical Society, Lehigh County Health & Wellness magazine features locally written health and wellness content centered on healthy families and health communities. See the latest copy online…http://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/LehighCountyHealth_Medicine/LCHMSpring2017/index.php

Susan Shelly Joins Hoffmann Publishing as Director of Media Content

We are delighted to share the news that Susan Shelly has joined Hoffmann Publishing Group as Director of Media Content, Contributing Writer. In this role she will organize, manage, develop and coordinate editorial content between our partner associations, contributing authors and design team. Susan has been a professional writer for more than 30 years, writing for newspapers, colleges and universities, magazines, hospitals, businesses and agencies. She has authored, co-authored or contributed …Read More

Hoffmann Publishing Welcomes Joanie Berney

We are pleased to announce the recent hiring of Joanie Berney as a senior media account executive. Joanie brings extensive experience in marketing, and customer and account relationships. She will serve new and existing clients throughout the Greater Reading area. Joanie is excited to bring her communication and networking skills to Hoffmann Publishing Group.  Joanie holds a BA in Mass Communications with a minor in Public Relations from Mansfield University. …Read More

West Reading Avenues Blog has moved!

Our new West Reading Avenues blog now has its own page. To keep up with all this summer’s fun events and see exactly what’s happening on the avenues, follow us at http://westreadingavenues.blogspot.com. Also be sure to mark your calendars for Second Friday tonight and the 20th Annual Art on the Avenue next weekend on the 21st. For more information on both visit the West Reading Main Street Program here. We’ll see …Read More

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